joining us. >> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello from al jazeera's headquarters in doha. this is the newshour, i'm jane dutton, coming up in the next 60 minutes - empty streets in the border town of kobani. i.s.i.l. is closing in as turkey considers its military options. not backing down. protesters in hong kong threaten to expand their demonstrations. not enough ambulances. liberia's battle against ebola
hits a new hurdle. we report from bangladesh - where getting old doesn't mean retirement. we begin the newshour with the latest developments in the battle against the group calling itself the islamic state of iraq and levant. it appears kurdish forces are making some gains against i.s.i.l. in iraq's north-west the kurds have retaken a strategic border crossing. the rabia crossing is crucial in cutting off supply lines and ability to travel. kurdish forces recaptured bashir which fell to i.s.i.l. in june. strikes hit outside kobani. these are the latest pictures from the turkish side of the border with kobani and syria in the distance.
activists report heavy gunfire and shelter to the south-east. kurdish fighters meanwhile say they are strengthening the defenses and booby trapped the town in case i.s.i.l. attacks. britain's royal air force has been carrying out support to i.s.i.l., providing air sport support to targets on the ground. turkey is getting geared up to get involved militarily. turkish tanks and armoured vehicles have been taking up positions on hills overlooking kobani. turkey is likely to approve cross-border operates, according to the country's deputy prime minister. let's get more from bernard smith, who is on the turkey-syria border. bernard, i have been watching for a few minutes. there's a few people milling behind you, refugees, i assume.
how are they being impacted on the latest fighting in kobani. >> we have moved from the vantage point we had to what is essentially a reception center for refugees fleeing the fighting. we are a matter of a couple of dozen meters from the barbed wire separating turkey from syria. most of these people have been waiting it out to see if the violence would abate. it hasn't. the shelling has intensified this morning. so this is why there's a few thousand people here crossing over the border, and they have brought everything with them, cooking, television, carpets - everything they own, and they are sitting here, waiting in the area for the medical checks from the turkish authorities. heavy shelling in kobani.
that seems to have abated. we saw and heard a lot of explosions, a lot of mortar fire. there was one enormous explosion, which a may or may not have been connected to a fighter jet flying overhead. after that explosion, the mortar fire stopped and we haven't heard much activity since. a lot of activity this morning, but things seem to have calmed down at the moment. >> we know that turkish authorities are considering their options. how much pressure is on the government to get involved, to get more involved? >> well, i think obviously the u.s. and other countries taking part in the air strikes against iraq and syria have wanted turkey to take a more active role. we see the parliament voting for the actions allowing turkey to
get more involved, outside the boundaries, in syria and iraq. whether that will mean that the turkish military will get involved is not clear. we know that the legislation and the law will be in place to allow it, but there is pressure for turkey to be involved. at the very least, there'll be a call for a long time for the u.s. and its allies, to strengthen the border. turkey said it's doing as much as it can, and a lot of it needs countries like britain, france and america to stop foreign fighters leaving in the first place. >> thank you. in syria six have been killed in rebel-held districts of aleppo. government helicopters dropped barrel bombs, hitting districts. several buildings were completely destroyed. in homs, there has been two car bombs. there are more details.
what are you hearing about this? >> well, we heard that they were full of explosions in a government-controlled area of homs, and those explosions went off outside a school. the reports we are getting is that there are tens of casualties, children included. details are emerging because it happened a short while ago. we have seen car bombings in homs in the past the the last one was in april. since then the area has been safe. homs is in the center of syria. the area is under the government control. in the north it's contested territory. two powerful explosion, tens of casualties bringing in details. >> let's move on to other news. tens of thousands of protesters packed hong kong's city center, threatening to exn panned the
campaign -- expand the campaign for full democracy. these are live pictures. wednesday's rallies have been promised to be the biggest so far. hong kong's chief executive rejected calls to step down and says beijing will not give in to protesters's demands. we'll be live to hong kong, but first a report from scott heidler. >> reporter: like every national day, the chinese flag and the smaller hong kong flag are hoisted. this is not like every other national day. for days, tense of thousands of protesters made the streets of hong kong their temporary home. seeking the resignation of the chief executive, and demanding the election reform process be reversed. looking to scale back beijing's control over candidates. student leader and fellow protesters were prevented from getting into the ceremony.
>> we tried to play the national song, show the sign, and show and decide that the hong kong political reform system. >> reporter: it was not just the protesters, those that support the chinese central government role was out to celebrate the hole day. >> they don't allow us to fly the flag. why, this is what they call democracy. >> those that looked for democracy flooded the streets of central hong kong on wednesday. big numbers since national day. the founder that started this, before the student groups became involved said it grew beyond his imagination, it has now taken on a life of its own. >> this is not organised by any person now. everyone is organising, doing it. >> hello, hello. >> reporter: we walked through
the main protestor area. >> i just hope that our leaders in beijing will be able to see how determined hong kong people are in wanting democracy, and how civilized in the way of showing their determination. but i think we can see some positive things happening in hong kong, as you mentioned. the hong kong people are organising themselves, learning how to practice democracy. >> standing firm, he went on to say the next move is with the government here in hong kong and beijing. which might be true. the big question is just what move will they make. >> we are joined from hong kong by our correspondent. how is the day developing? >> well, there are tens of thousands spread out across
hong kong, demanding yun scrersal suf rimming, and that -- universal suffrage, and that the chief executive leung step down. he said he will not resign, the protesters are not budging. we expected one of the movements occupy central to come out and make a statement about their next move. we understand that they are still in a meeting with the student leaders as to the sort of strategy that this protest should take, moving forward. >> i want to bring in my guest, who is professor willie lung a chinese expert. thank you for being with us. this is the 65th anniversary of the founding of communist china. would chairman mao have imagined that the country would be demanding democracy from a territory. >> chairman mao knows that history is made by the people.
this is the first time in hong kong's more than one and a half century that the people themselves are wanting spontaneously stood up to fight for the rights. however, they are now fighting for the right to have more freedom, and fighting for the rights to stop beijing from interfering in hong kong's politics. what beijing has done in the past two years is to renege pon its promise. beijing, including domestic reactions and so forth. this is a spontaneous outpouring of passion, which we have never seen in hong kong's history. >> the passion we see on the streets. the president is not backing down at all. what are his options now. >> the presidency is in a big dilemma. he put the people's liberation army on alert.
mobilizing the shoulders is a last resort. on the other hand, if he allows the condition to condition, he will lose space. even the politicized by fellow members. so i think if the pressure continues to mount, it's possible that beijing may have to make a concession. for example, by sacking the unpopular leung here, and beginning a negotiation with the opposition regarding the formula for enacting the civil sector. >> it's easy to forget that hong kong is part of china. what implications do these protests have for wider china? >> well, our people, of course, are anxious to protect the core values, which includes a rule of war, and universal reactions.
and surprisingly even though beijing has been closed, a blockade on what is happening in hong kong, many nationals expressed sympathy for what the people are fighting for. beijing is anxious to protect a domino effect starting from hong copping, and rolling over -- hong kong, and rolling to the rich cities along the coast. >> thank you professor willie lung from the chinese university. talking about the dilemma that is faced by president xi jinping. let's talk about him more then and get the few from china, where xi jinping promised to safe guard hong kong's interest. it's the first time he has spoken. adrian brown has more from beijing. >> reporter: the forbidden city, the heart of imperial beijing. on a day of patriotic pride, these people know what is
allowed and what isn't. no display of support for the hong kong students here. the only show the solidarity was for the communist party, whose rule began here 65 years ago. >> i hope stability and peace will remain in our country. the more stable the better. we don't want to see china divided. >> translation: as a chinese citizen i'm proud of the development we have agreed in the past 65 years. china is a great country. >> reporter: this anniversary is overshadowed by event in hong kong, creating the biggest challenge for president xi jinping, since he assumed power two weeks ago. during a speech on tuesday he made no direct reference to the protest, but pledged that china would protect hong kong's processes. >> translation: the federal government will add here to the
guidelines of one-country, two-systems. >> reporter: ultimately president xi jinping will have to resolve what is happening in hong kong. his options are limited. either he gives the protesters part or all of what they want, or a decision is made to use force to end the unrest. >> china says the protests in hong kong are creating social instability. internet censorship days many chinese will be unaware of what is happening there. october the 1st is an important date. security was tight near tiananmen square, a place that is a reminder of another student-led protest that threatened the party. more to come on the newshour. supporters of haiti's former president call for corruption
charges against him to be dropped. also ahead - the sound of construction is replacing the sound of gunshots in somalia. and find out why this india boxer was so upset she refused to wear her medal at the asian games. now houthi politicians tole al jazeera that the group will withdraw from its positions around the capital. the rebels in the north took control of sanaa more than a week ago. >> the deal that we signed with the united nations and the government, that we pull out, the moment it is formed. we have to wait for the government to be formed. >> we are joined live from sanaa. there's the houthis saying that they'll move if there's a political situation. at the moment they occupy the
streets for sanaa. update us please. >> yes, jane, that's true. they are everywhere in sanaa. reducing their preps, you see in the streets they have more checkpoints today than before. they are surrounding the buildings. we are not inside the buildings, we are trying to run the city in tandem with the government. we are told of cases where high-ranking officials are calling on them saying "please come, we would like you to do your work", but there is a lack of trust. the government officials come and say you have come, occupied the buildings, institutions and we have to run the cities. we can't work under those conditions. the same applies to the court and other institutions be
longing to the government and party. this is a shock. the shock is still here. many are enable to express themselves, because we don't know what the rehabilitations of the houthis will -- reactions of the houthis will be. we saw that yesterday. we asked why is it a small until of people, why can't we see the millions rising against a former regime, and one of the protesters told us don't minimise the presence. you see gunmen in the street, amid the situation we defy the presence of gunmen, and this is a beginning, next week maybe you'll see more people, and we have been able to pull down the psychological wall of fear. there's an air of uncertainty. people are not believing that the situation will end like this, and also about the point of houthis withdrawing, they always say look, the peace deal has not set a date for our
withdrawal. there's a lot of steps that have to be taken that they have to withdraw, including the prime minister, setting up of a government, and a committee that would supervise this withdrawal in which the united nations a partner. >> thousands of supporters of a former haitian president have reallyied in the capital port-au-prince. many are angry they he became the first democratically elected leader, and is facing corruption charges. >> reporter: for many, this is a potent symbol of democracy, his supporters took to the streets in their thousands. there was rumours that the 61-year-old is facing arrest or corruption, charges disputed. >> translation: we take to the streets to express solidarity to
the president. there is an illegal warrant against the ex-president. we come to let him know he is not alone. >> he was a former priest, elected in 1990. his president lasted a few months before being forced to go into exile follow a coup. known as a champion of the poor, he served as president twice. he has not been seen in public. supporters claim his house arrest is a deliberate attempt to keep a popular leader from running in elections. the allegations of money laundering, corruption and drug trafficking are serious, and will need to be answered. supporters call for the resignation of the counter president, are defiant and continue to show support. closing arguments are being heard in the trial of former
bosnia serb leader mladovic. he is accused of the 1995 screb nicha mass ablinger in which more than 8,000 muslim men and boys were killed. "radical: my journey from islamist extremist to a democratic awakening" -- prosecutors want him to get life in prison. al jazeera demands the relief of three journalist, peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed defined for 277 days. they are falsely accused of aiding the outlawed muslim brotherhood. mohamed fadel fahmy and peter greste from sentenced to seven years. baher mohamed got an additional three years, for having a spent bullet in his pocket. they are appealing. center for disease control says a man travelled to the u.s. from liberia on september 19th.
he's critically ill in a texas hospital. they feel his family in the u.s. may have contracted the sees. the u.s. is sending equipment to build clinics in liberia. more than half the infections occurred in liberia. gerald tan has more. >> reporter: gordon starts his day with a stop at the liberian health ministry. employed by an ambulance service, he transports ebola patients to hospital. to do so he needs personal protecti protective equipment or p.p.e. >> they are calling me for more. i don't have enough p.p.e. to pick up the first patient. >> he is supposed to receive new gear from the government every two weeks. supplies are depleted. liberia has been hardest hit by the ebola outbreak. the health care system is straining to cope with the
number of patients. >> there are not enough care facilities in place. u.n.i.c.e.f. is working with the governments of liberia and sierra leone, to set up interim care facilities, and for sierra leone to aim to work with survivors of ebola, who may be able to treat and care for children at the risk of infection. >> in neighbouring sierra leone, schools have been shut since the new academic year, to prevent the spread of the disease. the education ministry is planning to broadcast lessons over the radio. >> make do with what you have at your disposal. our education system will be better than the children sitting at home without being taught. >> the world health organisation estimates ebola has infected more than 6, 500 people across west africa. more than half survived. the different hurdles facing the
workers, like gordon, make the fight ever more difficult. searches have found the bodies of two tourists who died in an avalanche in chile, the swede and canadian were hiking the mountain an the border with argentina when rocks and snow carned down of the the force was so severe it pushed them across the border into argentina. rescuers in japan found a dozen bodies after a volcanic eruption. 48 were killed. they spewed clouds of ash. the volcano started erupting on saturday. let's get the latest with steph. every week japan has bad weather heading in its direction. the typhoon, i believe. >> another storm heading to japan. let's look at the storm on the
satellite. it's showing it up distinctively, a swirl of cloud. it will run towards the north-west. it is still strengthening. the sustained winds of 150 k/hr. making it the equivalent of a category 1 parliament. that's what we will call it. the storm strengthening further. it will be the equivalent of a category 4, it's strengthening as it runs north. it will become close to japan. the sustained wind when it's close to tokyo will be 160 k/hr. the equivalent of a category 2. an intense storm. but it will take a good few days before it gets close to japan. we expect it to near tokyo and
around about monday. between now and then, there's time for the track to change. it's something we have to deep a close aon. in the meantime it's -- close eye on. in the meantime, it's not looking to bad. where once there was gunshots, there's constructions, somalia's capital is in the middle of a building boom, after being ravaged by two decades of violence. street cafes are even coming back to mogadishu. >> reporter: this is the mogadishu international airport. once abandoned it's a beehive of activity, there's no let up in the number of somalis coming home. 70 flights arrive dally. to deal with a growing number of possibilities, terminals are being construct next to the old
crumbly ones. this is the aviation minister. >> translation: we are striving to improve services to international standards. once the new terminal is unique, we'll make it 24 hours a day. >> this is part of a can-do attitude gripping somalia. mogadishu's gripping city center is an influence. a reminder of what this country has been through. there has been a new resolve. across the city life is slowly been restored. >> those return, so too has construction. mogadishu's skyline is changing. demand for properties and accommodation. rental prices in some prime areas of the city. this bomb and the need for construction is attracting professionals. this man, a civil engineer,
returned last year and started his own construction firm. >> i thought my experience was needed. that's why i came back to help my country and be part of three construction projects and to help the people. create jobs and other needs in the country. >> mogadishu - sandy beaches, full of people again. they were returning, trying to revive the city's bustling night life. behind heavily portified walls, and sitting expensive coffee. others smoke the water pipes. >> i came back from london. it's almost 10:00 pm, this was unheard of a little while ago. >> for a long time somalis provided country men a life line. some of them are back with the hope that private investment in their country will help draw
their people away from lawless pursuits. still to come here on the al jazeera newshour. building better relationships. we'll tell you why afghan relations could be found. could magnetic demonstrations usher in new trains much we are in japan, home of the bullet roam. royals celebrate a win - 29 years in the making. joe will have all the action
you're watching the al jazeera newshour. a reminder of the top stories much the streets of kobani are empty. most have fled to turkey, i.s.i.l. is closing in on the town. six people have been killed in aleppo. activists say government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on the districts. two car bombs have gone off in the central city of homs. the first exploded in front of a school. as people gathered, a second bomb went off. tens of thousands of protesters packed hong kong's city center. live pictures, threatening to expand the campaign. wednesday's rallies coinciding with national day. >> let's return to yemen. a houthi politician told us
they'll withdraw from the capital sanaa once a new government is joined. i'm joined by a professor of anthropology from the london school of research and the american university of beirut. do you think the houthi rebels will do that. they have secured so much of the north, so much of the capital, why would they pull out? >> thank you for inviting me to speak. as you stated, the focus of the news appears to be on whether or not the security annex of the peace and partnership agreement will be implemented. today i want to focus not so much on that, but the other clauses signed by the major parties in yemen. i'm not a political commentator nor on the ground. university, social scientist, i want to take a longer view. in 2011, the largest protest,
unique foot marches unifying the country symbolically and bringing the countryside into the city. in 1971 when i first visited yemen... >> excuse me jumping in, i want to find out more. if i can take you to the current situation. i'm trying to find out, you know, as far as the houthis are concerned, and the negotiations they had with the government. what is it that will make them go back to the areas that they have originally occupied. we know that saudi arabia is itching to get involved. do you think they will. >> they have a considerable interest. but i wanted to underline the demand to have them withdraw, has to be tied to the other clauses in the agreement that they have signed. most particularly, the - a set of articles that occur within the peace and national
partnership agreement, that concerns forming the government, concerns establishing a cross-party, competent economic committee to develop a reform programme. infrastructure investment, and social protection programme, and article four, a 50% increase in the social welfare funds and increases in the budget. >> i'll have to jump in there, forgive me, we have run out of time. i do appreciate it. in afghanistan, two suicide attacks killed seven people, injuring seven more. the attackers targeted afghan army buses - one near kabul university, the other near a police center. jennifer glasse has more from kabo kabul. >> reporter: the two suicide bombers targeted the afghan army. this attack coming a day after
the new afghan government signed security agreements with n.a.t.o. and the united states, ensuring that the n.a.t.o. force stays for two years. it will be a reduced force, a little over 12,000 soldiers to train and assist the afghan security forces. a challenge to the new government. ashraf ghani, the new president, was sworn in on monday. he called for peace talks with the taliban, the taliban told al jazeera, that the signing of security agreements means there'll be no peace talks soon. they will not talk to the new government. they called them a puppet of the west for signing the agreements. so not good news that peace talks that ashraf ghani is hoping for could happen at any point in time. these attacks by the taliban here in kaboul, a clear challene
to afghanistan's new president ashraf ghani, as he works not only to deal with the security challenges that his government will face, but to try to get the economy back on its feet after months of political stalemate. afghanistan's new government has a lot of changes in its first days in power. in ukraine, witnesses say they have found six bodies on the street not far from the school hit by shells. four other people were killed in a school playground. it included a teacher and a parent. but no children appear to have been hurt. donetsk has seen heavy fighters between ukranian forces and pro-russian separatists. india's prime minister is on its way home. crowds at andrew's air force base greeted narendra modi, and cheered as he boarded the aircraft. in the u.s., narendra modi met president obama and agreed to expand cooperation on maritime
security. india's looking to strengthen ties with countries closer to home. it's played a part in rebuilding the civil infrastructure, including health services. we have more from new delhi. >> reporter: it was a check-up with a local doctor in kabul when they found out she had live cancer. they travelled to india, because besides a diagnosis, there was nothing they could do in afghanistan. >> translation: in the last 10 years the government has not done anything. they do not make a hospital like this. >> reporter: afghans with serious illnesses come here, part of an agreement between the countries to share medical ex-peterees -- expertise and facilities. >> the treatment, sometimes free of charge, is part of goodwill. it doesn't end there.
india's interest in building relations extends to training african doctors. >> the doctor is one of several doctors training at the hospital. he said the training is something he can't conceive of getting in afghanistan. here the doctor learnt practical skills such as patient management. something sorely lacking back home. >> if i get a facility in afghanistan, i hope to do a lot for my people. and find it useful. >> that sentiment is shared with other afghan doctors training here. >> there's a lot of difference between their facilities, and the facilities in india. >> reporter: there's a strategic purpose.
this analysts says he wants stability or problems will spread throughout the subcontinent. >> the capacity building programs is par of that larger aim. they have enough capacity to take care of requirements. >> whatever the intentions, afghan doctors hope to train in india, and they hope their people will get the treatment they need. >> a dispute between argentina and the u.s. over debt repayment deepened. the president was not happy after their country was ruled in contempt of trying to get around u.s. laws. >> reporter: these were some of the strongest words so far between argentina and the united
states over how and where argentina would pay its debts. >> translation: now they don't use missiles. but the markets. making the task of govern more difficult. >> they report questioning security, it was a provocation. she called the new york judge seen il. on monday he declared argentina in contempt of court for bypassing his rulings. he said it should pay all the debt, under conditions stipulated by him. argentina said it would pay under his own conditions. >> they want to overturn the restructuring of the whole argentine debt to leave us further in debt and having to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars. >> the argentine government
deposited $170 million into a bang to pay interest on a debt. u.s. courts are preventing them from meeting the debt obligations, insisting they pay hedge funds. they are called vultures. >> this is a show of force, an act of defines by the government in a deputy against a bitter adversary. they need the people on the side. they are doing that very loudly indeed. >> we want to make it clear to the vul tur funds, that they can't come to argentina, and walk all over. >> argentina will pay it's debts and defend its sovereign city, our interests, and not play with people's hunger. >> reporter: argentina enacted laws to enable theme to pay on
home soil, and took its case to the united nations and beyond, saying they should not be held to ransom by wealthy hedge funds backed by foreign courts. argentina is gambling that with the action a long way from the jurisdiction of u.s. courts, this is a dispute they can win. lots more to come in the programme, including all the claims of racial abuse in the asian champion's league. we have those details.
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a new report ranked bangladesh among the worst countries in the world to be old, and yet it's estimated that by 2050 nearly a quarter of the country will be over 160. this report from dhaka, on an unexpected crisis. >> reporter: for this person retirement should have come a long time ago. he's 70, and still he sweats it out in the son. his son cannot support him, after a lifetime of labour, he doesn't have a roof over his head. instead, he sleeps in the garage where he parks his rickshaw. >> it's difficult to do the work. what can i do. i have to do it myself. >> reporter: bangladesh is old. the number of people above 50 is rising faster. the country is not prepared. income and security is a major
problem. few put aside the retirement fund. he is one of several over 60 years old. earning a living through physical exertion. he carries dozens of passengers from one end to the either, for 10-12 hours a day. >> 6.6%. population is above 60. by 2060 a quarter of its citizens will be of that age. it will be a dramatic population shift in asia, bringing a host of problems to a country accustomed to focussing on maternal health issues. >> very few, only a handful - so the older people are facing different types of physical problems and emotional problems. we cannot - we do not have sufficient. >> the government is starting to recognise the magnitude of what is ahead.
>> one thing we can do, is declare them senior citizens, and that can help them get income. benefits, things like that. >> it doesn't help that many of the problems face the elderly, like depression, and loneliness are stigmatised. >> translation: i gave an interview, people saw it and called it up saying "you have ended up in a shelter." this is a place for people to live in dignity. people see it as a shameful thing. >> reporter: he said he didn't do enough to prepare for old age when he had the time. the question is whether bangladesh's ageing society can do enough, while it can. let's get all the sports news now with jo. >> thank you. we begin at the asian games with contrasting fortunes for two boxes. mary kom clinched is first gold medal for india.
the flyweight fighter beat zana of kazakhstan in the final. it's the first asian games gold for kom, the olympic gold medallist, and rewarding for the mother-of-three who has been boxing for 14 years. >> i sacrificed because i left my kids and family. i'm focussed in my training. because of all my country support, now becoming again after three kids again, becoming asian champion. thank you so: another indian boxer refused to accept her bronze medal. ser eata lost a lightweight semifinal on points to south korean geena. her and her team-mate lodged a protest. the emotional boxer walked to
park and hung her bronze medal on her opponents neck. football - ghanaian striker claims to have been racially abused during a loss. he was sent off during a dangerous tackle during a second-leg match. he claims that during the resulting mela, he was subject to a racial slur. he had to be dragged from the pitch, and his team are expected to lodge a formal complaint. they won the game 2-1. superior vantage from the first leg saw the saudi opponent progress. they are bidding for their third continental title. >> the opponent in the final is close to being decided. the western city wanderers are taking on fc seoul in the second leg of a final in sydney. the australian team is leading 1-0 with under 30 minutes remaining. the first leg finishing
goalless. >> barcelona's coach finished, insisting he's to blame for are 3-2 defeat. the pressure was handled better than his team, during the tuesday match in paris. we's open scoring, 10 minutes in. lionel messi equalized. the header putting him in front again. they took advantage of the poor defending, making it 3-1. brazilian sensation neymar pulled one back for the visitors, but it wasn't enough. they are a point behind in group f. we did everything we could. we tried to attack and defend. we lost. it's never enjoyable, but it happens. >> there's a simple reason for this, we are facing a rival that is equal. they can deal with the pressure, these are the difficulties you can find in a high-level game.
>> we had three players missing. the players proved that they are not there, big players. we have a lot of big players. 5-time european champions bayern munich won. thomas muller scoring a goal through a penalty. the men securing a second group e win, played behind closed doors after you eacha punished the charges for a racist chance. >> translation: we knew it would not be easy. cska had 10 defenders. chappi took care of that. we have missed two counter attacks regarding the game. champion's league is always stuff. we were satisfied.
>> chelsea brought four 1-0. they will win. other ruts: >> i think that the point may be playing at home is never good to have the point at home. also they are against a strong team, a good moment. especially in the first half. we start well, and after that we lose too easy. >> world number one novak djokovic is through to the third round of the china open. kainish korney reached the second round of the japanese open. he this straight sets wins, winning 6-3, 6-4 in 85 minutes.
winning for the second time. to baseball and the kansas city royals beat the oatland athletics in the american league wildcard game to clinch a spot. the one-off post season game saw the as take a 7-3 lead. kansas fought back, forcing the game into extra innings, where the royals were given a 9-8 win on the 12th. kansas face the l.a. angels in the best of five. >> the national football league says abdullah should not have been penalized for boughting in prayer. abdullah who is a devout muslim achieved this touch down in the 41-14 thrashing. the rule back prohibits players from celebrating while on the
ground. n.f.l. spokesperson say players that go down to the ground in prayer should not be flagged and there shouldn't be a penalty on that play. michael phelps apologised for being charged with drunk-driving. he was pulled over for speeding. the 18-time olympic gold medallist came out of retirement, and was arrested for the same offense in 2004. there's more on the website. check out aljazeera.com/sport. there's details there on how to get in touch with the team using quitter. that's all the sport for now. we'll ramp up the pace. 50 years ago japan introduced the world to the bullet train. the first high-speed railway connecting two of the biggest cities - tokyo and osaka.
it helped to transport japan to the top tier of world economy. >> reporter: when the first bullet train entered service it signalled the arrival of the knew and departure after the old. it provided a sign that japan had big plans to become an economic power. >> this is the first that rolled out of tokyo station in 1964. it was more than the start of a new real service, it was an event that would have far-reaching socioeconomic effects. today's bullet trains have evolved into sleeker machines, and travel times have been furtherer reduced. >> it connects the three metropolitan areas. many travel for business and pleasure. i think we are playing on integral role for the japanese economy and tourism industry. >> some long for the slower
days. this city has been popular with domestic tourists who come to see traditional gasha performances. that didn't change with the introduction of high speed rail, but the type of tourism did. >> translation: there are good and bad things. from tokyo to here takes 30-40 minutes. we have the ocean, mountain and hot springs. visitors used to stay overnight. >> reporter: things may be about to get quicker, thanks to a levitation train reaching a top speed of 581 k/hr. construction on the first line of the so-called maglev may begin before the end of the year. it has opponents that say even though japan rail is a private company, it's inevitable government money will be needed for the project, and japan can't afford it.
>> japan's projects cost two to four times more than the budget. if there isn't enough money, how will they afford it. it's possible that tax money will be used. >> given the state of the any and aging population, there's bes mix about the future of japan. the pioneering rail spirit continues, it's unlikely to have the same effect when a train nicknamed "the super express", was launched. i'd like to up date you on what is going on in hong kong. this is the news we have been getting, that the student leaders of the protests going on since friday warned that if they continue on until thursday, they'll step up the actions, including occupying buildings. they have been peace: china, beijing, say they will not step down. we expect them to grow.
>> i have no doubt that we will control this importation or this case of ebola so that it does not spread widely in this country. >> the u.s. diagnosing its first case of ebola this morning. health officials are trying to track down anyone who came in contact with the patient. >> i wish to god you protected the white house like you're protecting your reputation here today. >> the head of